Health dept. on the road for free screenings, vaccines, boosters

Wood County Health Department, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, is bringing free mobile health services, including COVID-19 mobile vaccination units and Core-4 screening vans to four locations in Wood County.

The Mobile Vaccination Unit offers adult and pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines (ages 3+) and the updated Pfizer COVID-19 booster, which provides better protection against new COVID variants. The updated COVID-19 booster is recommended two months after the last vaccine dose for people who have previously received COVID-19 vaccines.

The Core-4 van provides free screenings for key indicators that can help identify early signs of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. The Core-4 screenings, available to people 18 and older, include blood sugar (A1C), blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol testing.

The units and vans will be available in the following locations:

Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Northwood Administration Building, 6000 Wales Road, Northwood

Wednesday, 46 p.m. Perrysburg Heights Community Center, 12282 Jefferson St., Perrysburg

Oct. 26 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Briar Hill Health Campus, 600 Sterling Drive, North Baltimore

Oct. 26 4-6 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Drive, Bowling Green

Representatives from Wood County Health Department and Wood County Community Health Center will be on hand during the event to answer questions and provide options for follow-up if needed based on individual health screening results.

For more information, visit woodcountyhealth.org.